Trump orders TikTok's Chinese-owned parent company to divest interest in US operations By CNN | Last Updated: 15th August, 2020, 12:18

Attorney General William Barr has the authority to "take any steps necessary" to enforce the order

Trump orders TikTok's Chinese-owned parent company to divest interest in US operations

Robots go their own way deep in the ocean Robots go their own way deep in the ocean

At the moment marine surveying is done by teams who go out on boats, collect the data and bring it back for analysis


Facebook, Google step up election protection efforts Facebook, Google step up election protection efforts

Google separately announced new features for its search engine to provide detailed information about how to register and vote, directing users to local election administrators


‘Baby’ Milky Way discovered 12 bln light years away ‘Baby’ Milky Way discovered 12 bln light years away

This was when the Universe was 1.4 billion years old — just 10 percent of its current age — and galaxies were still forming


Indigenous Australians 'farmed bananas 2,000 years ago' Indigenous Australians 'farmed bananas 2,000 years ago'

Researchers found banana microfossils, stone tools, charcoal and a series of retaining walls at the site


Google turning smartphones into earthquake detectors Google turning smartphones into earthquake detectors

Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners


New dinosaur related to T. rex discovered on Isle of Wight New dinosaur related to T. rex discovered on Isle of Wight

The fossils were found in three separate discoveries in 2019 and handed in to the nearby Dinosaur Isle Museum at Sandown, where they are being displayed


Youths will play pivotal role in building digital Bangladesh: Palak Youths will play pivotal role in building digital Bangladesh: Palak

The selected students will take part in training on new technologies participating a five-day online programme at the Huawei headquarters in Beijing


Aussie scientists make seawater drinkable using sunlight Aussie scientists make seawater drinkable using sunlight

Australian researchers have developed a technology that can turn seawater safe to drink in less than 30 minutes


Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study

The dwarf planet Ceres long believed to be a barren space rock is an ocean world with reservoirs of sea water beneath


Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops after 35 years Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops after 35 years

The Japanese giant Toshiba has sold its final stake in the personal computer maker Dynabook


Twitter 'looking' at a possible TikTok tie-up Twitter 'looking' at a possible TikTok tie-up

Video-sharing platform TikTok has been at the centre of fierce debate in recent weeks and takeover talk


Russia wants to return to Venus, build reusable rocket Russia wants to return to Venus, build reusable rocket

Last week America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth


TikTok threatens legal action in US over Trump order TikTok threatens legal action in US over Trump order

Video-sharing app TikTok on Friday threatened to take legal action in US courts against Donald Trump’s executive order


Facebook founder sees wealth hit $100bn after TikTok rival launch Facebook founder sees wealth hit $100bn after TikTok rival launch

Facebook shares rose by more than 6% on Thursday. Mr Zuckerberg holds a 13% stake in the company


Dinosaurs got cancer too, say scientists

The cancer discovery makes dinosaurs more real,” study co-author Mark Crowther told AFP


Microsoft aims to achieve “zero waste” goals by 2030 Microsoft aims to achieve “zero waste” goals by 2030

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the goal to achieve “zero waste” for the company’s direct operations


‘Like an animal’: NASA astronauts describe noisy, jolting descent ‘Like an animal’: NASA astronauts describe noisy, jolting descent

The thrusters were firing to keep the capsule, called “Endeavour,” pointed precisely at its target site off the coast of Pensacola, for the first water landing by a US spaceship since 1975


Computer mouse co-inventor William English dies at 91 Computer mouse co-inventor William English dies at 91

One of the pioneers of the modern computer interface has passed away: the New York Times reports that William “Bill” English dies


Google unveils cheaper Pixel smartphone, teases 5G Google unveils cheaper Pixel smartphone, teases 5G

The new phone will be available in the United States starting August 20


Facebook moderators call for advertiser boycott to be extended Facebook moderators call for advertiser boycott to be extended

Current and former Facebook moderators have called for the unprecedented advertiser boycott of the site to be extended


Microsoft says to keep exploring TikTok purchase after talks with Trump Microsoft says to keep exploring TikTok purchase after talks with Trump

But The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Microsoft’s plans to buy TikTok’s US operations were on hold after Trump’s threat to bar the app

 


SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safe in milestone mission NASA astronauts make historic return home

The successful mission, carried out jointly by SpaceX and NASA, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to space and bring them back


Nasa SpaceX crew return: Astronauts set for ocean splashdown Nasa astronauts set for ocean splashdown

The pair are expected to splash down off the coast of Florida just after 14:40 local time (19:40 BST) on Sunday


Samsung, Apple to boost cellphone manufacturing in India Samsung, Apple to boost cellphone manufacturing in India

 Three contract manufacturers for Apple iPhones and South Korea's Samsung have applied for large-scale 


US charges three people for roles in epic Twitter hack US charges three people for roles in epic Twitter hack

State Prosecutors in Florida said they filed 30 felony counts against a 17-year-old Florida resident they described as the "mastermind" of the cyberattack


NASA's Perseverance rover bound for Mars to seek ancient life NASA's Mars rover Perseverance launched

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket took off on schedule at 7:50 am (1150 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, despite a 4.2-magnitude earthquake that rattled NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory in California


 Lawmakers pummel Big Tech CEOs at US antitrust hearing Lawmakers pummel Big Tech CEOs at US antitrust hearing

The anti-trust storm clouds appear to be building in the Beltway against Big Tech,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a note to investors


Congress is about to grill the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Congress is about to grill the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google

Now, the CEOs of those companies are set to testify before lawmakers on Wednesday in the biggest hearing of its kind since Microsoft's Bill Gates went to Washington in 1998


India is blocking more apps in the wake of the TikTok ban India is blocking more apps in the wake of the TikTok ban

The Indian government banned an additional 47 apps, all clones or variations of 59 other apps India blocked last month on national security grounds


Scientists revive microbes from 100 million years ago Scientists revive microbes from 100 million years ago

The region is renowned for having far fewer nutrients in its sediment than normal, making it a far-from-ideal site to maintain life over millennia


Twitter suspends Jr. Trump’s account for COVID-19 misinformation Twitter suspends Jr. Trump’s account temporarily

The spokesperson, who requested anonymity, says in a statement: "Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy,"


NASA clears Mars Perseverance rover 'go for launch' NASA clears Mars Perseverance rover 'go for launch'

The launch will take place at 7:50 am (1150 GMT) on Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on board a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket


Huawei projects 1.5m 5G base stations globally by 2020 Huawei projects 1.5m 5G base stations globally by 2020

Guo Ping has delivered his keynote speech on the first day of the Summit, and according to him, 5G has the power to boost digital transformation across all sectors of society


NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover set to launch next week NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover set to launch next week

The launch of Perseverance is targeting 7:50 a.m. Eastern Time Thursday, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida


US Congress to question heads of tech giants on Wednesday US Congress to question heads of tech giants on Wednesday

It will be a first congressional appearance for Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post


No end to Covid-19 webcam shortage No end to Covid-19 webcam shortage

Smartphones, tablets and laptops generally come with built-in cameras


Twitter, Facebook block accounts of Bolsonaro allies Twitter, Facebook block accounts of Bolsonaro allies

The two US social media giants are also facing increasing pressure to act more aggressively against hate speech and false information on their platforms


Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-Nazi products Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-Nazi products

All three companies told the BBC that racist products are prohibited on their platforms


New security and privacy features introduced on Facebook New security, privacy features introduced on Facebook

App Lock, one of the features, lets users add another layer of security to private messages and helps prevent other people from accessing them

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